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Nataraja temple

Nataraja temple built by kings, not dikshitars: HR&CE minister PK Sekarbabu

As such, TN government did not cross its limits in seeking copies of accounts and land records of the temple and dikshithars were duty-bound to provide them.

published on : 10th November 2022

HR&CE department seeks budgetary accounts of Nataraja Temple in Tamil Nadu

The letter said communications from the department made it clear that it wanted to take over the administration of Sri Sabha Nayagar (Nataraja) temple.

published on : 4th November 2022

Minors subjected to extreme medical tests, claim dikshithars

In another petition, S Thangaganesa Dikshithar alleged that the minor girls were unnecessarily subjected to physical examinations.

published on : 27th October 2022

Cops failed to follow SC rule: Dikshithars’ lawyer

“On behalf of the podhu dikshithars, I want to clarify that we don’t encourage child marriage,” he added at a press conference in Chidambaram on Monday evening.

published on : 19th October 2022

We believe in judiciary, say Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Podhu Dikshithars

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple Podhu Dikshithars on Thursday said they believed in Lord Nataraja and the judiciary and would face legally any hurdle that the HR&CE department created.

published on : 14th October 2022

Verification of jewellery begins at Nataraja temple 

The HR&CE team included assistant commissioners C Jothi of Cuddalore, Kumaresan of Tiruvannamalai, and Sivalingam of Villupuram.

published on : 23rd August 2022

Defer jewellery verification, say dikshithars of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

The podhu dikshithars of the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram on Thursday sent a letter to HR&CE department requesting it to postpone the jewellery verification planned next week.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Devotees throng Nataraja Temple festival car procession in Chidambaram after two years

Under DSP S Rameshraj, police were deployed on roads and inside the temple. Homeguards, NSS and NCC cadres were also deployed to control traffic on the major roads.

published on : 6th July 2022

Nataraja Temple festival starts with flag hoisting

The 10-day-long Aani Thirumanjanam Urchavam festival started with a flag hoisting ceremony, on Monday, at the Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram. 

published on : 28th June 2022

Devotees sing Devaram, Thiruvasagam at Nataraja temple under police cover

According to sources, the traditional practice of devotees having darshan and singing hymns standing on Kanaga Sabhai was discontinued during the Covid-19 lockdown.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Nataraja temple row: HR&CE gets 6K petitions from public

After the HR&CE department’s Cuddalore district assistant commissioner and inquiry committee coordinator C Jothi asked the public to share their suggestions,

published on : 22nd June 2022

‘No cooperation from dikshithars’: Inquiry committee on Tamil Nadu's Nataraja Temple

Details sought were not given, say officials after completing Nataraja Temple inspection 

published on : 9th June 2022

Tamil Nadu state will act as bridge between Dikshithars and devotees: Minister

The minister was visiting the temple at Chidambaram on Monday morning. Following a darshan at the Kanaga Sabhai, Sekar Babu had a discussion with the Dikshithars at Thousand Pillars Hall.

published on : 7th June 2022

HR&CE department has no plan to take over Chidambaram's Nataraja temple: Tamil Nadu minister

The records are being scrutinised following complaints from devotees, the minister said during his visit to the Shri Abhirami Amirthakadeswarar Temple at Tirukadaiyur in Mayiladuthurai district. 

published on : 5th June 2022

Nataraja Temple dikshithars call HR&CE notice illegal, arbitrary

They also sent a copy of their counter-notice to the President, Prime Minister, Union Home Minister, Governor and the Chief Minister.

published on : 31st May 2022

Tamil Nadu's HR&CE probe panel to visit Nataraja Temple on June 7-8; dikshithars irked

The dikshithars, who manage the temple's affairs, were already chagrinned by the order to reopen the Kanaga Sabhai and said they are seeking legal advice on the notice.

published on : 30th May 2022

Sivanadiyars have darshan from Kanaga Sabhai at Nataraja temple

Dikshithars send letter to PM, prez, say TN can’t take unilateral decision on temple matters

published on : 24th May 2022